A GREAT WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE by Kate Heinonen
onating to a non-profit like the PCSO means that you’re making an impact on the LGBTQQIA community in Lexington, making it possible for everyone to come together for events like Pride, as well as for the weekly meetings that occur at the PCSO Pride Center. But what if you could double your donation without paying double the money? You can make this happen, simply by getting in touch with the Human Resources Department at the company where you work. Many employers take part in donation-matching programs, which may match a donation for up
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to thousands of dollars! Companies like Bank of America, Apple, and the YUM brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut…) have programs that can double your donation. Finding out if your company participates in a program like this (and whether or not the PCSO is a nonprofit that fits their program) can help your money make more of a difference in people’s lives. Donations are what help carry out Pride, and allow the PCSO to have a building where people who identify as LGBTQQIA can join together to strengthen ties within our community.
Every donation means so much to the people who benefit from the PCSO, who attend Pride, and who have created a family within their support groups. Donation-matching can help strengthen the backbone of the PCSO, allowing the organization to do even more for the LGBTQQIA community in Lexington, and help those who need it. The faster you find out if your company has a donationmatching program, the faster your donation can begin making double the impact on the lives of people who rely on the PCSO’s programs and services.
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